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Scenic Break


 

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Scenic Break
Scenic Break
Deva, taking a break (on Thompson Pass)

Gary H. Minish

 
 
 

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My first reaction was to say WOOOWWW!!!
This is so beautiful!!!
have you done some retouch in photoshop as your photo is so clear and has good sharpness and contrast?
cheers from Portugal, Su


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August 23, 2003

 

Susana Matos
  Hi Gary, I don´t know why but when I am making my comment your name appears simply as Gary Minish and I thought : well it isn´t Gary H. Minish but what a coincidence having almost the same name and so beautiful photos!??
Then got back to new entries and saw your complete name, that made me laugh. LOL
But, this photo is so high detailed that I have to ask you if you retouched it or is just 707 just gorgeous!?
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Pt
(i just couldn´t sleep, it´s 5 am here in Portugal!!!)
Susana


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August 23, 2003

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Outstanding! Just as beautiful as "Deva" yesterday!!!


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August 23, 2003

 
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  Susana; Thank you very much! Other than a little sharpening after shrinking it to entry size, nothing has been changed on this photo. The original photo loses a lot of sharpness when shrinking it to 640x480. I always apply just enough to bring it back as close as possible to the clarity of the original. You should see this at 1600x1200 on my Sony Flat screen monitor!

Evy; Thank you also! I've had two photo sessions with Deva so far. One last night in rather poor light and this afternoon in very good light. This one was taken today.


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August 23, 2003

 

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  Very beauitful!!!


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August 23, 2003

 
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  Thank you, Sharon :-)


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August 23, 2003

 
- Rick Joyce

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  Clear and sharp lending great definition to the foreground moraine.

RJ


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August 24, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Thank you, Rick! Knowing how crisp your photos always are, I take that as a very nice compliment :-)


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August 24, 2003

 

Wolfgang Dolak
  Really lovely, how you have "set" the scene, Gary. No discussion about the sharpness of your photos, LOL!!
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August 24, 2003

 

Jean Papo
  Another beauty, Gary! What scenery you have around you, and your dog is totally photogenic! Great shot!


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August 24, 2003

 
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  Chain that dog to your body!! This dog is wonderful!!! Don't let her out of your sight! Just gorgeous shots!!!!!


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August 24, 2003

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Just as beautiful as yesterdays!!!


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August 24, 2003

 

Joy Brown
  Hi Gary - I missed yesterday's but today's is absolutely amazing! What an awesome image and dog!


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August 24, 2003

 

Roseann E. Dreasher
  Really nice...ditto to all the nice remarks above!!


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August 24, 2003

 

Rick Riddle
  Wonderful Detail & Colors A Beautiful Photo.Gary.


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August 24, 2003

 

Jill Battaglia
  Just had to add my own WOW! Excellent, Gary!! :-)


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August 24, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  birdie; Actually Deva "set" the scenes. It was my job to be in the right position for lighting and composition when she did. I got more exercise than she did, racing all over the mountain side trying to be in the right position for a good shot whenever she stopped moving :-) Thank you for commenting!

Jean; Thank you! Yes, she is very photogenic. She has great poise and presence for a 5 month old puppy.

Carolyn, Colette, Joy, Roseann, Rick, Jill; A big thank you from Deva for the compliments and another from me for your very nice comments :-)


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August 24, 2003

 

Karen Seargeant
  Great job, Gary! Way to go, Deva! (setting the scene)

Congrats!


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September 09, 2003

 
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  Deva and I both thank you, Karen :-)


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September 09, 2003

 

Kathleen Clemons
  It always amazes me how many wonderful images I miss each month! This is gorgeous, Gary! Congratulations to you!


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September 09, 2003

 

Susana Matos
  I AM HAPPY TO SEE A FINALIST FROM YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOS THAT I LOVE! Congratulations!!
Best regards from Ponte de Lima, Su


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September 09, 2003

 
- Evy Johansen

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  I'm so glad to see one of theese wonderful Deva-images in the final! Congratulations! Well deserved, Gary!


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September 09, 2003

 

Barbara K. Breitsameter
  Magnificent shot Gary. I have see the other one too of Deva on Bestfoto. Congrats!


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September 09, 2003

 
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  Congrats!! This is wonderful!!


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September 09, 2003

 

Dolores Neilson
  She's a cutie..I've seen her twice ...and she really adds alot to the scene! WEll done, GAry!


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September 09, 2003

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congrats, Gary!!!


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September 09, 2003

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congratulations to you and Deva for making the finals, Gary!!


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September 09, 2003

 
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  Excellent work, Gary
Congratulations,


bill


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September 09, 2003

 
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  Congrats, again!


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September 09, 2003

 

Jean Papo
  Congratulations to you and Deva, Gary! You both deserve it!


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September 09, 2003

 

Elizabeth A. Zibas
  Congrats Gary. I love the soft colors and details on this one. Nice comp. too.


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September 09, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Thank you all for your very nice wishes! Deva and I are very grateful :-)


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September 10, 2003

 
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  Simply The Best, Gorgeous in every way gary. Viveca.


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September 10, 2003

 
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  Thank you, Viveca! It's good to hear from you :-)


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September 10, 2003

 

Damian P. Gadal
  Very nice - Congrats Gary! :-)


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September 10, 2003

 

Gene Spears
  congrats Gary - a beautiful shot (and pup)!


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September 10, 2003

 
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  Thank you, Damian and Gene!


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September 10, 2003

 
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  Congrats Gary :)


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September 11, 2003

 
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  Thank you kindly, L.J.!


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September 11, 2003

 
- Gerda Grice

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  Absolutely gorgeous, Gary! Wow! The colours and clarity are truly amazing and the scene and Deva are beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck in the finals!


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September 11, 2003

 
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  Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments & wishes, Gerda! It is definitely appreciated :-)


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September 11, 2003

 

Suzie Strasburg
  Best of Luck!:~))


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September 13, 2003

 
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  Thanks, Suzie :-)


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September 13, 2003

 

Tim Chong
  I haven't seen this one, but I'm glad it won. The photo is simply too good, Gary. ;)


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September 16, 2003

 
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  A very deserving win, Gary
Congratulations,

bill


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September 16, 2003

 
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  Tim & Bill; Thank you both very much for your comments and support :-)


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September 16, 2003

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congrats to you, Gary!!!


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September 16, 2003

 

Gene Spears
  way to go Gary!! well deserved!


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September 16, 2003

 
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  Thank you kindly, Colette & Gene!


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September 16, 2003

 

Connie L. Carpenter
  Breathtaking... even without the dog... with the dog...well, it's beyond beautiful. One of the finest works I have ever seen.


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September 16, 2003

 
- Rick Joyce

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  Congratulations Gary. You have set a new record for the most comments ever on one photo!

You will soon be receiving a roll of Kodachrome 64 (36 exposure) as your reward.

Cheers,

RJ


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September 16, 2003

 

Jean Papo
  Congratulations, Gary! Happy to see your win with this wonderful shot!


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September 16, 2003

 
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  Connie; such a fine endorsement from such a fine photographer as yourself is worth far more to me than the second prize in this contest! Deva and I are both very appreciative. Thank you :-)

Rick; Thank you :-) Will that be 128mb or 256mb Kodachrome? Actually, I believe Dolores has a few with comments at least twice this long!

Jean; Thank you very much for your kind words!


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September 16, 2003

 

Lem Metro
  Beautiful photo & a well deserved win, Gary. Congratulations. I have been absent most of the last two months, but hope to get back to submitting, now that I have my new Olympus C-5050. I really love it. Just as I love your excellent work. Keep it up! Soon we will be seeing mass snow scenes coming from your talented lens. I can't wait. Talk to you soon.
Lem


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September 16, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Hi Lem! I'm happy to hear from you again! Glad to see you're back and I'll be looking forward to seeing some of the magic you should be able to create with that 5050! I'm not quite ready for that snow yet...but somehow I don't think I'm going to have a lot of choice in the matter :-) Thank you for your kind wishes!


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September 16, 2003

 

Kathleen Clemons
  Congratulations to you, Gary!!!!!!!


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September 17, 2003

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Of course Deva was a winner!! Congratulations, Gary! Well derserved!


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September 17, 2003

 

Theresa McCloskey
  Congratulations :-)


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September 17, 2003

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Congratulations on a great image Gary!


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September 17, 2003

 

Jean-Francois Schmutz
  A big Bravo, Gary !
I love the contrast here !

JF


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September 17, 2003

 

Murry Grigsby
  Congrats to you and Deva, Gary, on a great win!!


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September 17, 2003

 

Barbara K. Breitsameter
  Striking dog shot Gary! Congrats on you win.


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September 17, 2003

 

Judith G. Secco
  Can't believe I haven't commented on this one yet! Just love it, Gary!
Congratulations!
Judy


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September 17, 2003

 

Elizabeth A. Zibas
  Congrats Gary. Absolutely breathtaking.


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September 17, 2003

 

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  Congratulations !!!


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September 17, 2003

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Gary job, Gary. Congratulations.


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September 17, 2003

 

Patricia Marroquin
  Stunning! As are all your Deva images. Congratulations, Gary!


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September 17, 2003

 
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  A big congratulations to you!


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September 17, 2003

 

Wolfgang Dolak
  Hi Gary!! So glad to find you here. Great photo made by a great guy!
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September 17, 2003

 
- Heather K. McFarland

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  Many congrats on your 2nd place win Gary! That puppy makes a wonderful model and you have set him off so well!


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September 17, 2003

 
- Gerda Grice

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  Congratulations on this beautiful image and your very well deserved win, Gary!


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September 17, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Wow! I can't keep up! For all those whom I have not yet thanked, Please know that your recognition is very much appreciated and is FAR more valuable to me than a year extension on my gallery. My sincere thank you for your kind words and continued support :-)


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September 17, 2003

 
- Darren K. Fisher

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  Such a beautiful image, and well deserved win. Congrats.


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September 17, 2003

 
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  Many thank you's, Darren :-)


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September 17, 2003

 

Oksana Oksamit
  Many congrats, Gary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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September 17, 2003

 
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  Why thank you, Oksana!


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September 17, 2003

 

Dolores Neilson
  Many congratulations, Gary!! It's been rather busy at my end but glad I could scoot over for a peek at your fantastic win!! Well deserved, my friend!! Enjoy your win!


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September 20, 2003

 
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  A huge thank you from Deva and myself for taking the time to stop by and leave your kind wishes, Dolores :-)


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September 20, 2003

 

Dan S. Coquia
  This is so wonderful, Gary! Congratulations!


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September 22, 2003

 
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  Thank you very much, Dan!


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September 23, 2003

 

Elizabeth Stiles
  A BIG Congrats on this wonderful image Gary! I love the addition of the cute dog:0)
Elizabeth


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October 05, 2003

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Thank you very much, Elizabeth! The dog wasn't an addition though. She was sitting right there when I took the photo. I took about 200 photos of her that day on the pass. Most every one is different. It's a fantastic place to shoot dog portraits :-)


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October 05, 2003

 

Lee Teft
  Took me a minute or two to scroll down past all these well-deserved comments. My comment is: a wonderful shot particularly given that dogs rarely sit still for long. Seriouslr, congrats Gary - excellent work as always.

Lee


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June 19, 2004

 
garyminishphotography.com

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  Thanks, Lee! Its all uphill to this locations so by the time she got to here she was ready for a break. So was I, but I had to grab the photo first. I don't know how you stumbled on this one, it was buried pretty far down in my gallery!


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June 19, 2004

 
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